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In the graduate colloquium course, students are guided in designing and developing a substantial research project that incorporates significant learning from their program.

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Master of Science in Leadership


Duquesne University prides itself in offering degrees of distinction. The School of Leadership and Professional Advancement offers a unique graduate degree for people who want to make a difference in their careers, in their personal lives, in their communities . . . in the world. Choosing Duquesne is more than learning the course materials. It is learning how to apply this information to positively impact your life and career. It's also the choice that matches your values as well as it does your educational goals.

Duquesne's 30-credit Master of Science in Leadership program benefits include:

  • Taking classes entirely online or on alternating Saturdays
  • Learning from distinguished faculty with academic and professional expertise
  • Flexibility to start in August, January, or May
  • No required entrance exams (GRE or GMAT)

Master's Degree with several different elective areas of interest 

Some people may think of leadership as being "one size fits all," but that's not the way we see it. We know that every leader faces unique circumstances, which is why we offer a flexible Master of Science in Leadership degree program with an option to choose electives from several different areas of interest, including: business ethics, community leadership, global leadership, information technology, liberal studies, professional administration, or sports leadership.

Regardless of which area interests you, they all demonstrate the excellence in education that makes your Duquesne education a degree of distinction. Leadership courses are offered with adult learners in mind. Many School of Leadership and Professional Advancement programs include both evening and Saturday class sessions.

"The School of Leadership and Professional Advancement afforded me the opportunity to participate in a dynamic program with other leaders that enriched my overall experience in my current career. The curriculum was a great mix of courses that enhanced my business, legal, human resource, ethical and leadership skills. The program was an unforgettable experience that prepared me further for the next step of my career and life in general."

Stephanie Foltz
Vice President, Client Relations & Loan Operations
Student Loan Servicing Company

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a distinguishing quality or characteristic.